Department of Composite Materials

Optimization of fiber/matrix interface

For the physical and chemical compatibility of fiber-reinforced composites.

The optimisation of the fiber/matrix interface of ceramic and metallic fiber composites has been researched at the IMTCCC for years. Surface treatments with fibre coating can serve many purposes:

  • Targeted control of fiber/matrix adhesion
  • Reaction and diffusion barrier: protection of fibres against chemical attack
  • Increased wettability of fibres with molten metals
  • Optimization of the oxidation resistance of carbon fibers

The IMTCCC's approach to fibre coating as an alternative method to chemical vapour deposition (CVD) was systematically investigated in 1998-2004 as part of the DFG's research programme. The coating line at the IFKB is currently designed for the coating of commercial 12k carbon rovings.

Your contact person

Miguel Jiménez Martínez
Dr.–Ing.

Miguel Jiménez Martínez

Head of Department Composites

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